“later that night…”

"later that night..."

“ later that night
I held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers
across the whole world
and whispered
“where does it hurt?”

It answered


“Warsan Shire is a 24 year old Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer and educator based in London. Born in 1988, Warsan has read her work extensively all over Britain and internationally – including recent readings in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Canada, North America and Kenya- and her début book, ‘TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH’ (flipped eye), was published in 2011…”

-Found at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5431334.Warsan_Shire